- South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services
- United States of America
I cannot thank you all enough for taking the time to sign this petition and help in the fight to keep Richard Valenti in jail. He was responsible for murdering three young women, one of which was my sister, Sherri Jan Clark, and terrorizing and kidnapping other young women.
Today, July 20th, 2016 we received a unanimous vote from the members of the SC Parole Board to keep him in prison where he belongs for at least two more years until we have to do this again.
Paula Clark Marion
On May 23, 1973, Sherri Jan Clark (age 14) and Alexis Latimer (13) left the Latimer beach house for a walk on the beach and never returned. For 10 1/2 months the families, friends and classmates lived with the unknown as to the whereabouts of these young girls.
On April 17th, 1974 their bodies were uncovered in shallow graves on Folly Beach along with the body of a third young victim, Mary Earline Bunch. Valenti hung these girls from pipes under a beach house, kicked a chair out from under their feet and watched as they struggled for their young lives. In June 1974, Richard Valenti was sentenced to two consecutive life terms for the murders of Sherri and Alexis.
He was never tried for the strangling death of Mary Earline Bunch or the vicious attacks on five other young women. He comes up for parole every two years (next up Spring 2016). He MUST remain in prison to serve the sentence he was given for these horrible crimes.
We, the undersigned, adamantly oppose the parole of convicted killer, Richard Raymond Valenti (SCDC ID # 00071878).
Please deny this murderer parole.
The Oppose Parole of Richard Valenti 2016 petition to South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services was written by Paula Marion and is in the category Justice at GoPetition.